On Saturday 7th March, 22 young people came together for the first NCS social action project of 2015 at Fort Luton, Chatham.
The young people were made up of post NCS Summer and Autumn 2014 graduates as well as young people who have signed up for this summer’s 2015 programme. Although it was a little windy, the sun shone all day long whilst the young people worked hard to improve the gardens which will be used as a community space and scraping and painting a casemate.
Sue Torrison, Volunteer Coordinator for MYT coordinated the social action event for the Medway area. “It’s great that social action is becoming so popular amongst young people and it’s amazing to see the benefits to them and the communities they are supporting. I’m looking forward to co ordinating more events so even more young people have the opportunity to make a positive contribution.”
Anna Glascott, NCS Programme Leader for Medway said: “It was really good to see some of the NCS graduates returning and getting the young people who have signed up for summer 2015 involved in Social Action. The young people worked so hard and made such a difference to the Fort in a day!”
There are still spaces left to sign up for this summer’s NCS programme. To find out more about NCS and how to sign up, check out our NCS page.